‘Transformers’ stay in shape with $47M weekend

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“From the distributor standpoint, people are looking at these movies as world events much more than just domestic events,” said Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony, whose “Zookeeper” padded its domestic take with a $7.5 million launch in 19 overseas markets.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” $47 million ($93 million international).

2. “Horrible Bosses,” $28.1 million.

3. “Zookeeper,” $21 million ($7.5 million international).

4. “Cars 2,” $15.2 million ($26.9 million international).

5. “Bad Teacher,” $9 million.

6. “Larry Crowne,” $6.3 million.

7. “Super 8,” $4.8 million ($2.5 million international).

8. “Monte Carlo,” $3.8 million.

9. “Green Lantern,” $3.1 million.

10. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” $2.9 million.




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